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  1. Ossett industrial estate fire destroys warehouse

    A warehouse has been gutted after a huge fire broke out on an industrial estate in Wakefield.

    Warehouse fire

    At its height, 80 firefighters were called to the blaze in Ossett on Wednesday night as large billows were smoke seen rising above the premises.

    A car workshop and concrete factory housed in the warehouse were affected, the fire service said.

    Dozens of crews remain at the scene off Dale Street with the road closed in both directions.

    Warehouse fire

    People living nearby reported hearing loud explosions after the fire broke out at about 20:20 GMT.

    Residents were warned to keep their windows and doors closed with some premises close to the site affected by power cuts.

    Traffic should avoid the area if possible, the Fire Service said.

  2. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning any cloud and showers will clear to leave dry and bright conditions in most areas.

    A few patches of cloud will develop in the afternoon, with the chance of some occasional showers.

    Tonight will be clear with some showers expected:

    Weather graphic
  3. CCTV appeal after gunpoint robbery in Leeds

    Images of two men have been released after shop staff in Leeds were threatened with a gun during a robbery.

    CCTV images of suspects

    The two suspects entered Gateways Newsagents in Middleton Park Road shortly before 20:00 on Tuesday 2 November, according to West Yorkshire Police.

    The male in the grey Adidas top (pictured top left) produced a handgun and threatened staff before stealing cash from the till, officers said.

    Both suspects had their faces covered during the raid, but police said they hoped someone might recognise them from their clothing and build.

    Anyone who thinks they know the males in the CCTV pictures above has been asked to contact police.

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    Video caption: Rebecca said the stress of living in poverty affected her children's mental health
  5. Appeal after pedestrian hit by van in Wakefield dies

    A man in his 80s has died after being hit by a van in Wakefield.

    Tesco Express on Barnsley Road

    The pedestrian was hit by a silver Volkswagen Caddy Maxi van, near the Tesco Express on Barnsley Road, just after 10:50 GMT on Monday.

    Police say he was treated for significant head injuries, but died at the scene.

    The male driver of the van has been arrested in connection with the incident, officers said.

    Anyone who saw or has information about the collision is asked to contact police.

  6. In pictures: Wolf Moon lights night skies

    BBC Weather Watchers have been out capturing the first full moon of January, known as the Wolf Moon.

    It’s thought it came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more likely to be heard howling at this time.

    Cat looking at moon

    Sue from Ryhill, Wakefield, captured her own four-legged hunter bathed in moonlight.

    Close up of Wolf Moon

    Big Dave, from Barnsley, zoomed in to pick out a few nooks and crannies.

    Wolf Moon seen through branches

    Meanwhile, in Lincolnshire, Peachpie in Corby Glen, branched out to capture some yellow lunar luminosity.

    You can learn more about the Wolf Moon here.

  7. Fog warning in place in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A yellow "be aware" warning for fog is in place for some parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    Weather graphic

    The warning is in place until noon today.

    The Met Office says to expect "slower journey times and possible hazardous driving conditions".

    Delays to bus and train services are also possible.